As one of the largest physician-owned Functional Medicine practices in Oakland County, the Waller Wellness Center is dedicated to helping patients discover the causes of their symptoms, so they can find relief and get the most out of life.
With over 35 years of experience helping patients find answers, our team of passionate medical professionals use in-depth testing and a comprehensive health evaluation to get to the bottom of what’s wrong.
After we have identified the underlying causes of your health issues, we’ll provide natural treatment options, lifestyle-changing wellness programs, and ongoing support to help you feel like yourself again. Schedule a consultation to get started!
Your doctor should provide you with answers, not leave you with more questions. Yet many doctors run a limited number of tests, only look for certain conditions, and prescribe medications to mask your symptoms instead of treating the root causes.
As a result, you’re forced to dig through the internet for answers because no one else provides you with any help. It’s frustrating, and it can make you feel like all of those doctors' appointments were just a waste of time.
At the Waller Wellness Center, we know how upsetting it can be when you feel like your doctor isn’t really listening and can’t figure out what’s wrong with you. That’s why we’re dedicated to digging deeper and spending the time to really listen.
You know your body better than anyone else. If something is wrong, you shouldn’t have to just “deal with it.” Let’s work together using proven, science-backed tests and treatments to help you reach your health goals and enjoy your life again.
Dr. Waller received her medical degree (MD) from Wayne State University (Detroit) in 1983 and completed her Family Practice residency at St. John Hospital (Detroit) in 1986. After 20 years in practice, she grew frustrated with the ineffectiveness of the traditional healthcare system which encouraged the use of medications to mask symptoms without really resolving the underlying causes of illness or helping patients become truly healthy.
In 2003, after discovering the specialties of Anti-aging and Functional Medicine, she enrolled in a Fellowship program and by 2005 had become one of the first 20 physicians in the United States to become Board Certified in Anti-aging and Functional Medicine.
Once she began practicing Anti-aging and Functional Medicine, she was amazed at the results. For the first time, she began seeing patients achieve optimal wellness, reverse chronic health problems, regain their independence, and feel like themselves again. Witnessing these miraculous transformations on a daily basis is now the favorite part of her job.
As the practice grew from a one room office in 2005 to the beautiful 5,500 sq. ft multi-disciplinary Waller Wellness Center that it is now, Dr. Waller's role has grown, too. To better help the thousands of new patients walking through the Waller Wellness Center doors, Dr. Waller hand-picked talented practitioners and trained them in Functional Medicine. She now has several Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants trained by her and she continues to be available to them for supervision and mentoring.
In addition to overseeing the quality of care at the Waller Wellness Center as the Medical Director, Dr. Waller oversees business management, marketing, operations and program development. When she isn’t working, she enjoys building puzzles, playing board games, going to movies, collecting miniatures, and spending time on the beach at her vacation home up north.
Pamela Thomas completed her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Wayne State University (Detroit) in 2009 and holds an additional master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University (Boston).
In her early career, she assisted patients with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes modify their lifestyles through exercise and proper nutrition. She has worked in a hospital setting and also in both Cardiology and OB/GYN private practices before coming to the Waller Wellness Center.
Pamela became a PA with hopes of using a preventative medicine approach but quickly realized that this was not possible in the current healthcare system. When she became frustrated with traditional medicine, Pamela began studying alternative medicine approaches and discovered the principles of Functional Medicine. She now has extensive training in Functional Medicine from both the Institute for Functional Medicine and Dr. Waller.
Pamela has found Functional Medicine incredibly helpful on her own health journey, and her goal is to help each patient identify and address the underlying causes that may be triggering their symptoms. She loves connecting with and empowering people to transform their health, ensuring that they can enjoy optimal health and vitality throughout all stages of life.
Mary E. Miller-Wilson, ANP (Adult Nurse Practitioner), first entered medicine as a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2006 and worked in the cardiology department at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (Detroit). In 2010, she completed advanced training at the University of Michigan-Flint and became board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
Initially, Mary worked as a hospitalist at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan, where she managed patients with chronic diseases including COPD, diabetes, and congestive heart failure. As a hospitalist, Mary grew increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to health care, and its reliance on drugs. She felt that traditional medicine was failing to address the true source of chronic disease conditions and did not empower patients to take control of their own personal health.
During this time, Mary became a patient at the Waller Wellness Center (WWC), and through Dr. Waller she learned firsthand the tenets of Functional Medicine, a prevention-oriented, integrative type of medicine. Embracing this approach allowed her to reach a level of personal wellness that she never knew existed before and inspired her to make a professional shift toward Anti-aging and Functional Medicine.
Mary joined the Waller Wellness Center as a Nurse Practitioner in 2012 and worked closely under the guidance of Dr. Waller discovering the underlying causes of her patients unresolved health issues and using natural science-based treatments to resolve them.
In 2016, Mary decided to pursue additional training at the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, where she became certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine and managed some of the most complex cases in the country. In August of 2019 Mary returned to the Waller Wellness Center with new skills, eager to rejoin our team!
When she is not working, Mary enjoys reading, doing Pilates, spinning, and walking, or spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Naomi has been an RN for 29 years and has worked in the expanding field of natural medicine for 19 years.
In 2000, Naomi found herself in desperate need of natural options when her own health failed, and unsuccessful conventional treatments left her devastated and hopeless. After embracing the principles of Functional Medicine, she was able to achieve optimal wellness in her own life, and she soon found herself teaching audiences hungry for change.
Naomi is constantly reading the current natural health literature and listens to podcasts in her spare time. She has a culinary gift and creates her own healthy recipes, which she shares with the patients and staff at the Waller Wellness Center!
Naomi practices an extremely healthy lifestyle and is a role model for our staff and patients alike. She has a down-to-earth, practical teaching style and willing shares her years of experience in the Waller Wellness Center’s educational curriculum (“Optimal Wellness Program”).
She absolutely loves helping people who are overwhelmed learn to become the best version of themselves. In her free time, she enjoys reading, being with nature, and mountain hikes with her family.
Jerry has been in private practice since 1996 and specializes in helping individuals with childhood and adult trauma, chronic pain, anxiety-based disorders, depression and stress management.
He loves working with people to change how they see themselves and others. He is dedicated to helping them feel more empowered to change their lives, so their past doesn’t control their future.
Jerry completed his Master’s degree in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology in 1991 from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (Detroit), and worked with a chronic pain management team from 1995 to 2002 at the North Oakland Medical Center (Waterford).
He has continued to enhance his education, adding new therapy techniques such as Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1994 and Thought Field Therapy (TFT) in 1997.
In addition, he has developed his own treatment model using the principles of Dual Brain Psychology pioneered by Fredric Schiffer, MD, and is one of the few therapists in the country with extensive experience in this novel and effective type of therapy.
Outside of work, Jerry has a passion for skiing and bicycling. He loves to go up North with his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as traveling out west to ski with friends.
Robin administers and monitors the infusions of essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which aid patients in their recovery from whatever health challenges they are facing.
Her favorite part of her job is meeting new people and helping them get well so they can live vibrant, energetic lives again—and she also loves receiving the occasional hugs! When she isn’t working, she likes to travel, exercise, play with her grandchildren, and watch her grandson play baseball.
For over 19 years, Rhonda has helped patients achieve balance and good health through acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on the proven principles of Chinese Medicine, and is a treatment that seeks to correct the underlying imbalances in the energetic flow of all the body’s systems. By restoring this balance, you can minimize or even resolve your symptoms, letting you enjoy life again.
Rhonda has a PhD in Chinese Medicine and specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain, infertility, and smoking cessation. She loves seeing her patients improve their health and enjoy optimal wellness every day. She learns from each patient, and finds joy in seeing them thrive. When she isn’t working, Rhonda enjoys Chi Kung, Yoga, playing the piano, and attending car shows with her family.
For over 35 years, Kathy has helped men and women reduce the effects of stress, pain, and chronic disease through the hands-on therapies of massage, craniosacral therapy, and Reike. She specializes in craniosacral therapy and the use of a bioenergetic treatment device (NES MiHealth), which uses electromagnetic energy fields to improve cellular health and speed healing. Together, these two approaches can improve your body’s natural healing abilities.
She was drawn to Functional Medicine because it wasn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach. It matches the way she works, and it helps her provide the best treatments possible for her patients.
She loves watching people regain their health, sleep better, and get back to enjoying their lives. Outside of work, she’s active in several organizations, volunteers at the Detroit Opera House, reads, and takes long walks.
Sharon has been a registered dietician since 1976 and has practiced Functional Medicine for the past 15 years. She works one-on-one with patients, helping them make the nutritional changes they need to take charge of their health. Her goal is to help you become the healthiest version of yourself with less medication.
Functional Medicine views food as medicine, and even small changes in your diet can yield dramatic improvement in symptoms. Sharon doesn’t see herself as the “food police.” She wants clients to leave her office with step-by-step practical guidance, thinking to themselves, “I can do that!”
Outside of work, she stays busy working with her husband on her 120-year-old home. She loves biking around Rochester and spending time with her grandchildren.